Half Broken Things


Facing imminent forced retirement, Jean (Penelope Wilton) accepts her last job as a house-sitter at the beautiful and gracious country house, Waldon Manor. When fate brings two damaged and lonely strangers, Michael (Daniel Mays) and Steph (Sinead Matthews) to Waldon, Jean finds the family she never had.

Unwilling to face reality, this unlikely family has its first taste of happiness, living at Waldon as if it were their own home. But the past closes in, threatening to destroy their idyllic fantasy. With their paradise in danger, Jean, Michael and Steph are forced to ask the ultimate question: how far are they willing to go to preserve their happiness?

“A piece of near-perfect TV” – The Daily Mail
“Brilliant, classy drama.” – Daily Mirror
“One of the most watchable dramas of the year” – TV Times
“An unmissable one-off drama” – Sunday Express

Adapted from the CWA Silver Dagger award-winning novel by Morag Joss.


Penelope Wilton, Daniel Mays, Sinead Matthews

Screenplay by

Alan Whiting


Tim Fywell


Ray Marshall

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